Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors

The Executive Committee is composed of:  the duly elected Officers; the Immediate Past Chairman; three Regional Directors elected by the Directors from the regional sectors; and the President.

The Board of Directors composed of: a Director duly elected from each state listed in Article IV of the By-Laws; the duly elected Officers; and the Immediate Past Chairman. 

Board Resources

Executive Committee

Raul Peralta
Raul Peralta
Senior VP - Business Development ECS Southeast, LLP (336)856-7150
Chairman
Will Williams
Will Williams
President/CEO Economic Development Partnership (803)641-3300
1st Vice Chairman
Bob Helton
Bob Helton
Executive Director Morehead Rowan County Economic Development (606)784-5874
2nd Vice Chairman
Frank McCrady
Frank McCrady
President/CEO East Montgomery County Improvement District (281)354-4419
Secretary / Treasurer
Samuel Powers
Samuel Powers
CeCD Community & Economic Development Director City of Asheville (828)259-5433
Immediate Past Chairman
Gene A. Stinson
Gene A. Stinson
CAE, CEcD, PCED, HLM President Southern Economic Development Council (404)523-3030
President
Scott Poag
Scott Poag
CEcD Director of Business Development W&A Engineering (706)726-9706
Southeast Regional Director
Loren Hill
Loren Hill
President High Point Economic Development Corporation (336)883-3116
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director
Thomas Long
Thomas Long
CEcD Chief Development Officer San Antonio EDF (210)802-4901
Western Regional Director

State Directors

Christopher Bontrager
Christopher Bontrager
MPA Portfolio Director Retail Strategies, Inc (205)534-4916
Alabama Director
JD Lowery
JD Lowery
Manager - Community and Economic Development Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas (501)570-2274
Arkansas Director
Bill Cronin
Bill Cronin
President/CEO Pasco Economic Development Council (813)926-0827
Florida Director
Scott Poag
Scott Poag
CEcD Director of Business Development W&A Engineering (706)726-9706
Georgia Director
Libby Adams
Libby Adams
Executive Director Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, Inc. (502)633-5068
Kentucky Director
Ben Fontenot
Ben Fontenot
International Project Manager Louisiana Economic Development (225)342-4058
Louisiana Director
Scott Sattler
Scott Sattler
EDFP Executive Director Perry County Economic Development Authority (573)547-1097
Missouri Director
Jon Maynard
Jon Maynard
President and CEO Oxford-Lafayette County EDF (662)234-4651
Mississippi Director
Loren Hill
Loren Hill
President High Point Economic Development Corporation (336)883-3116
North Carolina Director
Andy McMillan
Andy McMillan
CEcD, EDFP Director, Economic Development & Special Projects Cherokee Nation Businesses (918)384-7774
Oklahoma Director
Brian Gwin
Brian Gwin
Industrial Development Manager Norfolk Southern Corporation (803)748-1284
South Carolina Director
Kathy Price
Kathy Price
CEcD Executive Director McMinn Economic Development Authority (423)745-1506
Tennessee Director
Thomas Long
Thomas Long
CEcD Chief Development Officer San Antonio EDF (210)802-4901
Texas Director
Robert L. Morris
Robert L. Morris
Executive Director Randolph County Development Authority (304)637-0803
West Virginia Director

Alternate State Directors

Mike Swinson
Mike Swinson
Director Economic Development Alabama/Mississippi Spire (205)326-8177
Alabama Alt. Director
Gary Troutman
Gary Troutman
President/ CEO Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce (501)321-1700
Arkansas Alt. Director
Keith Norden
Keith Norden
President & CEO Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation (386)506-9542
Florida Alt. Director
Jana Dyke
Jana Dyke
Executive Director Waycross and Ware County Development Authority 9122377782
Georgia Alt. Director
Matthew  Tackett
Matthew Tackett
PRESIDENT/CEO Kentucky Association for Economic Development (502)227-9653
Kentucky Alt. Director
Kristi Lumpkin
Kristi Lumpkin
Economic Development Administrator City of Ruston (318)251-8643
Louisiana Alt. Director
Jim Grebing
Jim Grebing
Director of Econ. Dev. Kennett, MO Board of Public Works (573)717-2016
Missouri Alt. Director
Tom Troxler
Tom Troxler
Executive Director Rankin First Economic Development Authority (601)825-5335
Mississippi Alt. Director
Ken Allen
Ken Allen
NC Works Staff North Carolina Department of Commerce (919)814-4617
North Carolina Alt. Director
Michael Southard
Michael Southard
AICP, CEcD, EDFP, PCED Economic Development Director Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (580)421-5041
Oklahoma Alt. Director
Stevie Field-Chavez
Stevie Field-Chavez
Vice President, Sales GIS Planning, Inc (615)517-5505
South Carolina Alt. Director
John Duncan
John Duncan
Director of Economic Development Town of Collierville 9014572213
Tennessee Alt. Director
James O'Donley
James O'Donley
Regional Manager Economic Development BNSF Railway Company (817)867-6137
Texas Alt. Director
David Manley
David Manley
Executive Director Joint IDA of Wythe County, VA (276)223-3370
Virginia Alt. Director
Mark Whitley
Mark Whitley
Executive Director Jackson County Development Authority (304)372-1151
West Virginia Alt. Director